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The word aspect and its family (aspects) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun aspect

What does aspect mean as a name of something?

Aspect is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: aspects

  1. a distinct feature or element in a problem
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of aspect: facet
    • more generic words: characteristic / feature = a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    • more specific words:
      • side = an aspect of something
      • sector / sphere = a particular aspect of life or activity
      • surface = a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something
  2. a characteristic to be considered
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: characteristic = a distinguishing quality
  3. the visual percept of a region
  4. the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
  5. the feelings expressed on a person's face

Alternative definition of the noun aspect


  1. [obsolete] The act of looking at something; gaze. [definition 14th-19th c.]
  2. [astrology] The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope. [definition from 14th c.]
  3. the way something appears when viewed from a particular direction.
  4. One's appearance or expression. [definition from 16th c.]
  5. [grammar] A grammatical quality of a verb (in certain, originally specifically Slavic, languages) which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event the verb describes; whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding. [definition from 19th c.]


  1. Aspect a.k.a. Aspect Co. Ltd is a Japanese based video game company which was founded in March 1991. Aspect has developed for the Sega Master System, Game Gear, Pico, Genesis, Saturn, Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and WonderSwan Color. Aspect has also worked with the following companies; Sega, Takara Tomy, D3 Publisher, Square, Tec Toy, Banpresto, Takara, Disney Interactive Studios, and even Samsung. They are most well known for the development of every Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Sega Master System, Game Gear and Pico.
  2. Aspect is a publisher.
  3. Aspect is a record label.


  1. Aspect is the musical pseudonym of Dance Music artist Dara McCarthy. Born in 1981 in Dublin, Ireland, his music is synonymous for mixing Techno beats and classical strings. He has written 10 albums according to an interview given with the Irish Times in March 2006, only the latest three of these have been released. Although critically acclaimed they were not a commercial success.
    • also known as Dara McCarthy
    • born in (35 years ago) in Dublin
  2. Aspect is a rapper.

There are other people with in their name, like Alain Aspect.


"Aspect" is a book by Bernard Comrie.


  1. Aspect: In physical geology, aspect is the compass direction that a slope faces. For example, a slope on the eastern edge of the Rockies toward the Great Plains is described as having an easterly aspect. A slope which falls down to a deep valley on its western side and a shallower one on its eastern side has a westerly aspect or is a west-facing slope. The direction a slope faces can have an affect on the physical and biotic features of the slope, known as a slope affect. The term aspect can also be used to describe the shape or alignment of a coastline. Here, the aspect is the direction which the coastline is facing towards the sea. For example, a coastline with sea to the northeast has a northeasterly aspect.
  2. Aspect: An aspect of a program is a feature linked to many other parts of the program, but which is not related to the program's primary function. An aspect crosscuts the program's core concerns, therefore violating its separation of concerns that tries to encapsulate unrelated functions. For example, logging code can crosscut many modules, yet the aspect of logging should be separate from the functional concerns of the module it cross-cuts. Isolating such aspects as logging and persistence from business logic is the aim of aspect-oriented software development, of which the aspect-oriented programming paradigm is the most widely employed.
  3. Aspect was a former trade union in the United Kingdom for professionals working in children's services.
  4. Aspect: In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, an Aspect is the physical embodiment of a god, demon lord, or other such powerful, godly being sent to the Material Plane to act as a representative of the being itself, for whatever reason.
  5. Aspect: Compass directions where this land cover typically occurs.

Phrases with Aspect

Phrases starting with the word Aspect:

  1. aspect ratio
  2. Aspect-Oriented

Phrases ending with the word Aspect:

  1. Aorist Aspect
  2. visual aspect
  3. durative aspect
  4. iterative aspect
  5. inchoative aspect
  6. perfective aspect
  7. progressive aspect
  8. imperfective aspect
  9. Semelfactive Aspect
  10. Frequentative Aspect

Other phrases containing the word Aspect:

  1. Modified Aspect Ratio
  2. Original Aspect Ratio

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aspect

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Google previewFluorinated Hydrocarbons—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: “A first aspect is that a sieve comprising a metal plate including long holes, wherein the ...

Google previewInductive Databases and Constraint-Based Data Mining (2010)

by Saso Dzeroski, Bart Goethals, Panče Panov

The second aspect is a concrete implementation of the algorithm. Here we have ... Finally, a third aspect is the application of an algorithm implementation to a concrete dataset and the production of an output generalization. Here we deal with ...

Google previewMaternal Influence (1992)

The Search for Social Universals by Marion Joseph Levy

Second, the membership-criteria aspect refers to who is considered eligible for membership in the relationship, to how the members are chosen. Third, substantive-definition aspect refers to the activities, considerations, rights and obligations, ...

Google previewForestry Policies of Selected Countries in Africa (1996)

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The third aspect is that of encouraging the establishment of forest industries to make full utilisation of the forest resources.

The fourth aspect is a recognition that it is not possible to formulate and implement sound forest management plans in...

The sixth aspect is the development and expansion of the Beekeeping Industry.

Google previewPractical Laboratory Automation (2016)

Made Easy with AutoIt by Matheus C. Carvalho

The first aspect is that the technology for enabling scripting is ready; there is no need for further development (although of course this development continues in the form of bugfixing and improvements in the scripting language). In other words ...

Google previewMachine Learning Techniques for Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval: Technologies Applications and Perspectives (2010)

Technologies Applications and Perspectives by Wei, Chia-Hung

The challenge in retrieving desired multimedia information comes from three aspects: The first aspect is the users';

The third aspect is that user specific interests and the search context are usually neglected when objects are retrieved .

Google previewAdaptive Learning of Polynomial Networks (2006)

Genetic Programming, Backpropagation and Bayesian Methods by Nikolay Nikolaev, Hitoshi Iba

The immune IGP dynamics have three aspects [Farmer et al., 1986]. The first aspect is the net topology dynamics. Here it is assumed that the immune network is symmetric and completely connected, but these are simplifications. Theoretically ...

Google previewThe Shame of Reason in Organizational Change (2011)

A Levinassian Perspective by Naud van der Ven

A first aspect is the feeling that one does not master the situation; shame then is something one cannot do about anything but at the mercy of which one is left. A second aspect is that one feels put on show with respect to the group one belongs ...

Google previewThermal Design (2010)

Heat Sinks, Thermoelectrics, Heat Pipes, Compact Heat Exchangers, and Solar Cells by H. S. Lee

The first aspect is that the velocity boundary layer thickness is typically very thin ( order of millimeters) and the flow beyond the boundary layer behaves as inviscid flow. The velocity adjacent to the surface within the boundary layer causes a ...

Google previewMarket Orientation in Food and Agriculture (1995)

by Klaus Günter Grunert, Hanne Hartvig Larsen, Tage Koed Madsen, Allan Baadsgaard

One important additional aspect refers to the determinants of experienced as opposed to expected quality. Those product characteristics used as quality indicators by the consumer in order to infer expected quality may also impact experienced ...

Google previewWorld in Transition 2 (2010)

New Structures for Global Environmental Policy by German Advisory Council On Global Change Wgbu

A remarkable aspect is that the Montreal Protocol already distinguishes between industrialized and developing countries, giving the latter a special position ( Article 5). However, the provisions of the Montreal Protocol were not yet sufficient, ...

Google previewCities And Structural Adjustment (2005)

by Nigel Harris, Ida Fabricius

The second aspect is that there is a politically elected element in this government , and it is large. We have as many as 221 Municipal...

Google previewBioinspired and Biomimetic Polymer Systems for Drug and Gene Delivery (2014)

by Zhongwei Gu

The first aspect is the intelligent/microenvironment-triggered (stimulusresponsive) DDS. Such systems use the material's ability to detect changes in pH, redox, other chemical signals, temperature, optics, magnetic fields, electrical signals, ...

Google previewParticipatory Governance and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (2008)

Publication Based on the Expert Group Meeting on Engaged Governance: Citizen Participation in the Implementation of the Developmental Goals Including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 1-2 November 2006, New York

The opportunity aspect refers to the freedom to achieve valuable outcomes - such as the ability to lead a life free from hunger, disease, illiteracy and so on, while the process aspect refers to the manner in which these outcomes are achieved ...

Google previewGlobal Climate Change (2012)

The Economic Costs of Mitigation and Adaptation by James C. White

A second aspect is that developing countries are less able to afford actions to protect the global environment. This is...

A third aspect is the extent to which developing countries contribute to and are affected by global environmental problems.

Google previewExplorations in Organizations (2008)

by James G. March

The first aspect is the dependence of scholarship on the institutions of scholarship. For a period of about 10 years beginning around 1954, the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at the Carnegie Institute of Technology was an ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

aspect of a weathersmap, the appearance of a (daily) wethersmap, its isobors, isotherms, etc., with reference to changes affecting a given point; the direction of the gradient at any given ...

Google previewDictionary of Cognitive Science (2004)

Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy by Olivier Houdé, Daniel Kayser, Olivier Koenig, Joëlle Proust, François Rastier

Theconceptof aspect, which appeared in Russian grammars of the nineteenth century and rapidly spread to all Slavic languages, took a very long time to find its way into the grammars of languages like French and English, which do not have ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1900)

A New and Complete Dictionary of the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chemistry, and the Kindred Branches, with Their Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by William Alexander Newman Dorland

anterior aspect : a, lumbo-iliac ligament ; /□. anterior common ligament ; c, lumbosacral ligament ; d, anterior sacro-iliac ; e, capsular ligament ; /, ligamentum teres; subpubic ligament; h, anterior pubic ligament; /, superior pubic ligament.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Diagnosis (1907)

A Treatise on the Signs and Symptoms Observed in Diseased Conditions, for the Use of Medical Practitioners and Students by Henry Lawrence McKisack

A dull and apathetic aspect is characteristic of several conditions. When combined with a flushed, heavy appearance, a raised temperature, and, in severe cases, a low delirium, with sordes-covered gums and dry tongue, the aspect is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Struggle for self liberation (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan

Aspect. of. The. Dalit. Movement. The emergence of the protest movement among Dalits has attracted some leading sociologists over the past two decades in India and abroad. The dominant ideological current that has bearings on the study ...

Google previewThe Nightmare Dictionary (2013)

Discover What Causes Nightmares and What Your Bad Dreams Mean by Adams Media

If you dream of someone you know as a corpse, then the dream is telling you that an aspect of yourself represented by that person has died. Think about the qualities possessed by the person who is the corpse in the dream, and then reflect on ...

Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Bible and Theology Words (2002)

by Matthew S. DeMoss, J. Edward Miller

New Testament scholars usually distinguish Aktionsart from verbal ASPECT, in that Aktionsart represents the nature of a verb's action in a specific syntactical context while aspect pertains to verbal action inherent in a given tense (Germ., ...

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The important aspect shouldn't be whose administration it is, the important aspect should be how does the state of Wisconsin work, what can we do to move Wisconsin forward. (Scott McCallum)
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Scrabble value of A1S1P3E1C3T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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